December 08, 2015

“Little Anakin Skywalker stole the movie!” Here's how people reacted before and after seeing The Phantom Menace for the first time

StaffRebel Columnist

When it comes to hype for Star Wars films, history has taught us one thing: IT'S A TRAP!

With the next Star Wars movie soon, it's easy to be drawn into the hype.

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But do you remember how people reacted before and after The Phantom Menace?

Film critic Chris Stuckmann has called this 'Phantom Menacing' – when the hype for a movie can drown out any potential criticisms. Then you see it and you're in denial of how bad a movie it is.

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Are you hyped up for Force Awakens? Be careful, watch this video.

There's people praising Jar-Jar Binks, child Anakin and the story.

"There are now 8 wonders of the world, one of them being this movie," one woman says.

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commented 2015-12-08 15:34:09 -0500
Note to Rebel – This is really crappy. Thanks for wasting my time.
commented 2015-12-08 15:24:32 -0500
I think the Rebel needs a reporter like Triumph the wonder dog to cover these various target-rich nerd conventions -
Triumph knows how to interview a nerd
commented 2015-12-08 15:17:06 -0500
These guys need to get a life.
commented 2015-12-08 15:01:08 -0500
Clearly there is no solution to the human condition. Keep on trucking.